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VOL. LXII, No. 195 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JULY 27, 1952
Perigo Named As Head
Of 'U' Basketball Team
By' BOB MARGOLIN
William Perigo, basketball coach
at Western Michigan College, was
named head coach of the Michi-
gan quintet yesterday by Athletic
Director H. O. (Fritz) Crisler.
His appointment filled a vacan-
cy that existed on the Michigan
coaching staff since Ernie McCoy
resigned early last month to ac-
cept the athletic directorship of
Pennsylvania State College.
* * *
PERIGO will bring with him
Matthew Patanelli, a well-known
Michigan athlete of the mid-thir-
ties who aided the new Wolverine
cage mentor at Western Michi-
Another former Michigan ath-
lete and present member of the
coaching staff, Dave Strack, will
remain to assist Perigo.
Unlike McCoy, who was also
assistant athletic director to
Crisler and head football scout,
Perigo will devote full time to
the University's basketball for-
tunes on the Yost Feldhouse
Perigo's record as a coach of
high school and college basketball
teams is outstanding and Michi-
gan fans are looking forward to
the end of two decades of almost
continuous losing seasons.
A native of Lebanon, Ind., Per-
igo attended high school at Del-
phi, Ind. and' college at Western
Michigan. He was an outstanding
athlete at both institutions.
AFTER graduation with a BS
in physical education, Perigo
coached the Markelville, Ind. High
school quintet for two years and
then moved to Benton Harbor,
Mich., where he succeeded Bill
Orwig, now a Michigan football
It was in Benton Harbor that
Perigo made a name for himself
as a cage mentor. In his 13 years
there his teams won the South-
west Conference title seven times,
played in the state finals three
times and won the Class A ehai-
pionship once. His record during
that time was 122 wins and 64
In 1949 he moved up to Western
Michigan and his success contin-
ued at the Kalamazoo school. In
three years of college competition
his teams won 42 and lost 29
games. Last winter his team tied
for the Mid-American Conference
crown and the previous year it
Perigo, 40, b! married and the
father of thiee children, Patricia,
16; Donald, 14, and Marybeth, 8.
Two concerts will enliven the
musical agenda for the beginning
of this week.
The first, a concert by the Uni-
versity summer symphony orches-
tra, conducted by Prof. Wayne
Dunlap, of the music school, will
be presented at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row at Hill Auditorium.
IT WILL open with the playing
of a suite from "Water Music" by
This will be followed by Mo-
zart's "Concerto No. 10 in E-
flat major" for two pianos and
orchestra. At the two pianos will
be Prof. Ava Case and Prof.
Mary Fishburne, both of the
After intermission the orches-
tra will continue with Copland's
"Outdoor Overture," Honegger's
"Pastorale D'Ete" and Kodaly's
"Hary Janos Suite."
The second concert will be givenj
by Prof. Gilbert Ross, first violin-
ist of the Stanley Quartet and
Prof. Helen Titus, pianist. It will
be presented at 8:30 p.m. Tues-
day in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
TEHRAN, Iran-(A")-With aces
back to bnack, Premier Moahammed,
Mossad was reported last night
tohave notified Britain that Iran
is willing to begin talks on the
question of paying for nationalized
nronerties of the Anglo-Iranian Oil,
Takes Eva Peron
BUENOS AIRES-(P)-Mrs. Eva
Peron, Argentina's blonde first
lady and non-official political
power in the regime of President
Juan D. Peron died last night aft-
er a lingering illness. Her age was
listed officially as 30.
She never recovered fully from
an operation performed here last
November with a New York can-
cer specialist in attendance.
THE CAUSE of death was not
confirmed as cancer, however, dur-
ing her long illness.
The Argentina national radio
announced in a nationwide
broadcast that she died at 8:25
The dynamic wife of President
Peron who worked hard both at
being glamorous and at swaying
the nation's "descamisaos" shirt-
less ones), was perhaps the most
powerful woman in western hem-
isphere domestic politics.
A POOR, untutored provincial
girl whose romance blossomed in-
to political power, she was a real-
life Cinderella for millions of
workers, nursing mothers and hov-
el-dwellers whose adulation pro-
pelled her calculating star.
Her soaring rise was cut short
last fall by an illness described
by her doctors as acute anemia.
On Nov. 6 she underwent a major
operation after an examination
by an eminent cancer and tu-
mor specialist, Dr. George Pack
of New York.
The specific condition that made
the operation necessary was never
Since June 20 the public had
been prepared for bad news con-
* ' *.
WILLIAM PERIGO-Michigan's new basketball mentor brings
sixteen years of coaching experience to his job as director of
the Maize and Blue cage fortunes. Appointed to assist him was
former Michigan football captain and basketball star Matt
World News Roundup
University faculty members
have picked two winners,
According to results of a
Daily poll taken before the GOP
Convention, the faculty chose
both Eisenhower and Steven-
son by a five-to-one majority,
Their predicting powers fail-
ed them in the Vice-Presiden-
tial choices, however. Neither
Nixon or Sparkman were men-
tioned once on the question-
CAIRO, Egypt - (P) - King
Farouk I abdicated his ancient
throne in favor of his seven-
month-old son, crown prince Ah-
med Fuad, under the pressures of
an army cleanup campaign yester-
day and sailed without his fain-
ily into exile aboard his royal
The troops of Lt. Gen. Moham-
med Naguib Bey, Egypt's new
strong man as the army's self-pro-
claimed commander in chief, sur-
rounded the royal estates and ar-
rested a number of royal guard
officers in the showdown at the
Ras El Tin palace in Alexandria,
Egypt's summer capital.
* * *
STREET CROWDS applauded
the outcome. Groups formed ev-
erywhere, clapping their hands
happily, as the news spread.
The army said Farouk, a fab-
ulously wealthy ex-playboy, sail-
ed into the Mediterranean alone
aboard his yacht Mahroussa. He
is going to Italy, perhaps even-
tually to the United States. His
18-year-old Queen Narriman,
and the crown prince stayed
Queen Narriman said she wish-
ed to follow Farouk into exile, but
was prevented from doing so be-
cause "she must take care of the
baby crown prince and help bring
Naguib staged a lightning
military coup Wednesday, pledg-
ing himself to root our corrup-
tion in the Egyptian govern-
ment. He installed Maher Pasha
as the premier of his own
choice. And yesterday Maher
Pasha talked twice to the 32-
year-old Farouk. Finally came
the official announcement from
army general headquarters that
the king was through.
A regency council was set up to
rule troubled Egypt until the
crown prince, born last Jan. 16 to
Farouk and the beauteous Narri-
man, comes of age.
The King's abdication climaxed
a succession of government crises
which followed the disastrous riot-
ing and fires which swept Cairo
last January at the height of
fierce anti-British feeling. The
country has had six different gov-
ernments in this period.
In London British Foreign min-
istry officials went into hurried
conferences. The abdication is of
prime importance to Britain, which
has been in a bitter struggle with
Egypt. About 100,000 British troops
guard the Suez Canal Zone despite
Egypt's cancellation of 'a treaty
authorizing their presence.
Another issue is the Anglo-Egyp-
tian Sudan, still ruled jointly by
Britain' and, Egypt despite Fa-
rouk's claim to sovereignty over it.
. * * *
Ticket With Stevenson
By The Associated Press
MUNSAN, Sunday, July 27-Top level Korean armistice talks-
called off, for seven days by Allied delegates-fall back today to
staff officer discussions of a vaguely worded Communist request to
rewrite the truce document.
The Communist reason for requesting the staff talks is ostensibly
to discuss "details or wording." The Chief Red negotiators, North
Korean Gen. Nam II, has admitted that the only issue blocking a truce
is prisoner exchange.
DETROIT-Detroit's ti ce daily and Sunday newspapers yester-
day announced price incre. .as effective in August because of rising
production costs. All three newspapers cited the skyrocketing cost
of newsprint paper.
Effective Aug. 4 the price of the daily papers will be increased
from five to seven cents or 40 cents for six issues delivered at home.
The price of the Sunday newspaper will be increased from 15 to 20
cents effective Aug. 10.
* 4' * *
HONG KONG-Violence flared anew on the border between
Red China and the Portuguese colony of Macau Friday an yester-
day and at least two Portuguese African soldiers were killed..
Sketchy reports here said the first clash occured Friday night
at the Kwan Tsap border point. Communist and Portuguese guards
are separated there by barriers only 15 feet apart.
* * * *
DENVER-The Republican party's standard bearers-Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower and Sen. Richard M. Nixon-slapped at the Democrats'
Stevenson-Sparkman ticket last night as one committed to all-out
defense of the Truman Administration record.
Eisenhower, declared the selection of Gov. Adlai Stevenson as
the Democratic candidate and Sen. John J. Sparkman as his running
mate means their party can offer the country 6nly another four
years of President Truman's policies.
DALLAS-Atty. Gen. Price Daniel took a strong lead over two
others last night in the Texas Democratic primary election for the
U. S. Senate seat that veteran Tom Connally is vacating.'
About 130,000 out of an expected vote of more than a million had
been counted. Two other national figures, ypeaker Sam Rayburn of
Bonham and former U. S. Rep. Martin Dies of Lufkin were leading.
in their races.
CANDIDATE FOR VEEP-Rep. John W. McCormack (left) of
Massachusetts raises the arm of Sen. John Sparkman of Ala-
bama who has been picked by Gov. Adlai Stevenson to be his
running-mate on the Democratic ticket. The two are standing
before a back-drop of colorful Sparkman posters.
* * * S
'U' Professors Approve
By VIRGINIA VOSS
The elation which spread over
much of the campus following the
nomination, of Eisenhower does
not seem to have diminished the
Democrats' choice of the Steven-
Four faculty members, three
Democrats and one Republican,
yesterday indicated they thought
Stevenson was "head and should-
ers" above the other Democratic
candidates. They all agreed that
a Stevenson-Eisenhower campaign
will be unusually high-level.
* * * '
PROF. GEORGE Peek of the
Values in the creative writing
approach will be discussed at the
final meeting of the Conference of
English Teachers at 4 p.m. Mon-
day in Rackham Assembly Hall.
Speakers will be Helen Mutton,
Grosse Pointe High School; Rob-
ert Freier, Denby High School, De-
troit; Dorothy Sonke, Central High
School, Grand Rapids; and Prof.
Roy W. Cowden, Hopwood Crea-
tive Writing Awards director, who
is on retirement furlough.
Motivation and pitfalls in crea-
tive writing of verse, fiction and
essay, and the appreciation of lit-
erature will be discussed by the
. . first lady dies
* * *
cerning her. Then the Ministry of
Education requested all teachers
and pupils to pray for her recovery.
Snubbed by many of Argentina's
aristocrats when she went to the
Casa Rosada (pink house), the
president's palace, in 1946, Eva
Peron in turn scorned "society"
and set out on a glittering path
She controlled many newspap-
ers, all of which faithfully ex-
tolled the president.
She maintained offices in the
ministry of labor where she kept
a careful eye on policies.
political science department was
"elated to see harmony in the
party and to see a liberal South-
erner like Sen. Sparkman to weld
the Democrats together."
"While Stevenson is not a cru-
sading, fire-eating liberal like
Sen. Humphrey, he stands intel-
lectually above any other candi-
date," Prof. Peek commented.
He added, "I expect him to win."
Prof. Arthur Eastman of the
English department agreed with
Prof. Peek on Stevenson's win-
ning power. Speaking of the No-
vember elections, he said "the
Democrats will probably take it."
Commending on the character of
the ensuing campaign, Prof. East-
man felt that Stevenson would not
follow partisan issues. "He doesn't
line up opposite the Republicans,
and evidently doesn't feel obli-
gated to support the present ad-
ministration's policy," he said.
PROF. PRESTON Slosson of the
history department indicated he
would have preferred Sen. Kefau-
ver as Stevenson's running mate
but that he was "immeasurably
pleased" with the present ticket.
In the prediction line, Prof.
SIosson foresaw a "very close
election, because individually
Eisenhower has greater popular
appeal than any othe rperson in
the country, but the Democrats
have more voters at the present
The sole Republican available
for comment, Prof. Arthur Brom-
age of the political science depart-
ment, felt that Stevenson was the
strongest candidate from the elec-
The Stevenson-Eisenhower cam-
paign will probably hinge more on
domestic issues than on foreign,
since Republican and Democratic
candidates are not too far away
on foreign policy, Prof. Bromage
Gothic Film Will
Gothic Film Society's fourth
movie of the summer season will
be D. W. Griffith's "Intolerance,"
showing at 8 p.m. tomorrow in
A revolutionary silent film with
CONVENTION HALL, Chicago
-(A)-The Democratic Party plac-
ed Sen. John J. Sparkman of Ala-
bama by the side of presidential
nominee Adlai Stevenson yestetday
for the great political wars against
Then it adjourned its 31st Na-
tional Convention in a glow of
* * *
SPARKMAN accepted the vice
presidential nomination with a
pledge to "take the message of"
democracy to the people of this
"I believe, I earnestly believe,"
he said, "that we will go out of
this convention with greater sol-
idarity, greater unity in all sec-
tions of the country and in all
segments of our party than we
have been able to achieve in a
long, long time."
Sparkman was the Stevenson
choice for a running mate. And the
Convention whooped it through by
The North-South hook up of the
Illinois governor and Alabama
senator presented a new found-
and incomplete--unity in the
THE DEMOCRATIC clans had
battled furiously, spectacularly, all
week long over candidates, the civ-
i rights issue and a party loyalty
oath repulsive to parts of the
Even as they turned to Stev-
enson early yesterday to lead
them into the 1952 campaign
there were cries of "deals" and
"payoffs" from opposition
By and large; party leaders were
saying Sparkman was entirely ac-
ceptable. Here and there on the
fringes there was a noticeale lack
of warmth toward the Alabama
dov, Jo : S. Battle of Vlgfu
said he doesn't think Sparkman "is
well enough known to be of any
help" to the Democratic Party in
But Sen. Hubert Humphrey,
from the wing of the party that
calls itself the liberals, sized up
the choice of Sparkman as "splen-
did." President Truman, in Kan-
sas City, said the selection was,"a
* * *
SPARKMAN is a political vet-
eran who made his start on the
Washington scne as a House
member in 1935, after 10 years of
practicing law at Huntsville, Ala.
He shifted to the Senate in 1948.
And his record indicates that
the Administration can rely on
him, more than most Southern-
ers, to go along with all phases
of its program except civil rights
legislation. Even on that, his
attitude hasn't been as tough as
that of most Southerners.
Stevenson was put over with a
dramatic coup and accepted in the
early hours yesterday an honor'he
said he never sought.
He had lagged behind Kefauver
on two ballots. But he had strength
to call up later on. And the opposi-
tion collapsed before it when A-
erell Harriman of New York, the
Mutual Security Director, leaped
out of the race and swung in be-
For the outset of his campaign,
Stevenson asked chairman Frank
McKinney and the staff of the
Democratic National Committee
to stay on for the time being.
In a personal appearance before
the committee yesterday, Steven-
son said that he lacks an organi-
zation, has a limited acquaintance,
and will be "utterly dependent" on
Dr. Sidney Lewis LaFever, fo*.
mer chief of staff at St. Josephk
Mercy Hospital, died yesterday
mornirig at his Melrose Avenue
home, apparently by suicide.
A 1924 graduate of the Univer.
sity Medical School, the 53 year
old local physician was found in
the basement of his home with a
single bullet wound in his chest
and a heavy caliber rifle at his
-Nef To Speak.
John U. Nef of the University
of Chicago will speak on "War and
Human Progress" at 4:15 p.m. to-
morrow in the Architecture Audi-
The lecture is part of the sum-
mer series "Modern Views on Man
** * *
NEF, A PROFESSOR of eco-
nomic history since 1936, is a noted
speaker and writer.
He was born in 1899, took his
bachelor's degree at Harvard where
he graduated in 1920, and received
his doctorate from the Robert
Brookings Graduate School in
Washington in 1927.
He is the author of "The Rise of
the British Coal Industry," "In-
dustry and Government in France
and England, 1540-1640" and other
Philip Murray of the CIO Steel
Workers Union finally ordered his
680,000 men back to work in the
mills and mines yesterday with
an announcement that the last
issue in the steel strike had been
Murray said "complete agree-
ment" had been reached between
the union and the steel industry.
Union spokesmen added that this
means some blast furnaces will be
fired almost immediately.
* * *
BASIC TERMS for settling the
55-day-old strike were agreed on
at the White House Thursday and
ratified by the steelworkers' pol-
icy committee here Friday.
But a last minute dispute in-
volving 23,000 iron ore workers,
'COMEDY OF MANNERS:'
Second Threshold' To Be Presented
By MARGE SHEPHERD
Phillip Barry's farewell play
"Second Threshold" is a mature
"comedy of manners" drama with
a sincere message, according to
Prof. Hugh Z. Norton, of the
speech department and director
of the summer season production
of the play.
"Second Threshold," prepared
over a period of twelve years pre-
ceding Barry's death and edited by
Sherwood Anderson, will be pre-
sented Wednesday through Satur-
day at Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
F. Forrestal, former Secretary
"Second Threshold" tells of
what are to be the last two days
of a man's life. The main charac-
ter is an idealistic lawyer who has
devoted himself to climbing the
rungs of government positions to
the extent that he loses all touch
with his family.
Finally becoming disillusioned
in his job, he plans suicide. It is
then that he seeks the support of
his family and especially the emo-
tionless daughter he hardly knows.
the language, dialogue of a style
and rhythm unfamiliar to the
To secure the necessary tone
and feeling from the lines, Prof.
Norton attempts to bring to the
surface of the actors expression
that "germ of experience" simi-
lar to the one being dramatized.
"Thus, although no one has ex-
perience the exact sentiments of
the man in "Second Threshold,"
there does exist in everyone a
past experience or emotion in
some way like that of the play,"